The One Thing Corona Won’t Halt: Endless War

On the one hand, many Americans have nothing but time on their hands. With folks out of work, working from home, and socially quarantined, there’s never been a better time to make a sizable dent in their book queues and catch up on the sort of analytical articles found here at Antiwar.com. At the same … Continue reading “The One Thing Corona Won’t Halt: Endless War”

The NYT Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia and Elections

For the past three years the new narrative of Russian interference in U.S. elections has bound corporate news media more tightly than ever to the interests of the national security state. And no outlet has pushed that narrative more aggressively – and with more violence to the relevant facts – than The New York Times. … Continue reading “The NYT Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia and Elections”

Stop Tightening the Thumb Screws, A Humanitarian Message

U.S. sanctions against Iran, cruelly strengthened in March of 2018, continue a collective punishment of extremely vulnerable people. Presently, the US"maximum pressure" policy severely undermines Iranian efforts to cope with the ravages of COVID-19, causing hardship and tragedy while contributing to the global spread of the pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad … Continue reading “Stop Tightening the Thumb Screws, A Humanitarian Message”

12 Ways the US Invasion of Iraq Lives On in Infamy

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a US base near Baghdad on March 11, the US military carried out retaliatory strikes … Continue reading “12 Ways the US Invasion of Iraq Lives On in Infamy”

Saudi Arabia: The Crown Prince in His Labyrinth

As Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman arrests his nearest relatives on treason charges, Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a new reign of terror. But rest assured, it’s only temporary. At the end of the line lies something even worse: full-scale collapse. Yeah, yeah, we’ve heard it all before from Chicken Littles who have long … Continue reading “Saudi Arabia: The Crown Prince in His Labyrinth”

‘Zionist’ Biden in His Own Words: ‘My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel’

“I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist,” current Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, said in April 2007, soon before he was chosen to be Barack Obama’s running mate in the 2008 elections.  Biden is, of course, correct, because Zionism is a political movement that is rooted in … Continue reading “‘Zionist’ Biden in His Own Words: ‘My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel’”

The Forgotten Epidemic: Cholera in Yemen

As Americans are gripped with fear over the coronavirus, the cholera epidemic quietly continues in Yemen. The disease spreading in Yemen is not some new untreatable virus, but a well-known illness that can be easily prevented with access to clean water, or with a cheap oral vaccine. The outbreak is a direct result of the … Continue reading “The Forgotten Epidemic: Cholera in Yemen”

Lift Syrian Sanctions Before Coronavirus Creates a Perfect Storm

The US and EU sanctions on Syria have taken a toll on the health and welfare of the Syrian people for many years. They were designed to “hurt” the Syrian government, but have only hurt the innocent unarmed Syrian civilians caught in the middle of a US-NATO-EU attack on the Syrian population for “regime-change” which … Continue reading “Lift Syrian Sanctions Before Coronavirus Creates a Perfect Storm”

Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire

Originally posted at TomDispatch. It’s been almost eight years since Chalmers Johnson died.  He was the author of, among other works, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire and Dismantling the Empire. He was also a TomDispatch stalwart and a friend . As I watch the strange destructive dance of Donald Trump and his … Continue reading “Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire”